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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in ISAF Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the ISAF Secretariat at least four months prior to the event. ISAF will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The ISAF World Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at ISAF Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by ISAF Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of an ISAF Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the ISAF World Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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Upcoming 200-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
21 Jan 20172017 World Cup SeriesMUL
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
4 Jun 2017Sailing World Cup Final - SantanderSantander ESP
7 Jul 2017470 World ChampionshipThessalonikiGRE
19 Aug 2017Laser Radial Women's World ChampionshipMedemblikNED
12 Sep 2017Laser Standard Men's World ChampionshipSplitCRO
16 Sep 2017RS:X World Windsurfing ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
1 Oct 20172018 World Cup SeriesMUL
18 Nov 2017Formula Kite World ChampionshipsThe Wave - MuscatOMA
30 Jul 20182018 Aarhus Sailing World ChampionshipDEN

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Apr 2017Regatta Port Bourgas - Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
6 May 2017Palavska regatta 2017NOVE MLYNY LAKE – PavlovCZE
3 Jun 2017Kyiv Sailing Week KyivUKR
3 Jun 2017Young Europeans Sailing (YES)Kiel-SchilseeGER
10 Jun 2017Laser European Master Championship FOUESNANTFRA
29 Jun 201749er & 49erFX Junior World ChampionshipKingston CAN
1 Jul 2017Nieuwpoort WeekNieuwpoortBEL
14 Jul 2017International German Championship Nacra 17GER
18 Aug 2017470 Class Japan ChampionshipsEnoshimaJPN
12 Sep 2017Ukraine Open Championship - Olympic ClassesKyiv SeaUKR

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Jun 20172017 Women's Match Racing World ChampionshipHelsinkiFIN
4 Jul 2017WMT - Match Cup Sweden MarstrandSWE
30 Jul 20172017 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipBalboa Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

DateNameVenueNation
23 Apr 2017SWC Series Round 2 - HyèresHyeresFRA
23 May 2017Delta Lloyd RegattaMedemblikNED
1 Jun 2017Match Race Germany 2017LangenargenGER
7 Aug 2017Lysekil Women's Match 2017LysekilSWE
14 Nov 2017Busan Cup Women's International Match Race 2017Suyeong Bay, Haeundae, Busan KOR

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
19 May 20172017 Open Spring Match Race CupHelsinkiFIN
25 May 2017Szczecin Match Race, Polish Match Tour 2016Szczecin - Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL
23 Jun 2017O.M International Ledro M.RLedroITA
28 Jun 2017EUROSAF Match Race - Open European Championship 2017LedroITA
17 Jul 2017Governor's Cup 2017Pacific Ocean (adjacent to Newport Harbour)USA
2 Aug 2017Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2017 Manu Minard Trophy Championnat de France ELITE Open de MRPornichetFRA
4 Aug 2017Zero Emission Match RaceNaas, Lerums KomunSWE
19 Aug 2017CMRC at CYC Chicago Grand SlamChicago USA
24 Aug 2017The International Match Race for the Detroit CupDetroit, MichiganUSA
31 Aug 2017Oakcliff International Grade 2Oyster Bay, NY, USA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
27 Apr 2017Konakovo Match RaceTver Region, KonakovoRUS
29 Apr 2017Warm Up 1, Polish Match Tour 2017Szczecin, Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL
29 Apr 2017Icebreaker CupTallin, Pirita, TOP Yacht ClubEST
1 May 2017Warm Up 2, Polish Match Tour 2017Szczecin, Dabie Lake, Odra RiverPOL
5 May 2017US Match Racing Qualifier @ TCYCTexas Corinthian Yacht Club, Kemah USA
6 May 20172017 Season Start Match Race CupHelsinkiFIN
20 May 2017Oakcliff Spring Grade 3Oyster Bay, NYUSA
20 May 2017CMRC at CYC Women's Clinnegatta (Female Skipper, Open Crew)Chicago USA
27 May 2017Tallinn Open 2017Pirita Harbour, TOP Yacht ClubEST
3 Jun 2017CMRC at CYC US Match Racing Championship QualiferChicago USA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
5 May 2017Spring Match Race 2017Marina di Ravenna (RA)ITA
6 May 2017Carinthian Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1 Union-Yachtclub WoertherseeAUT
6 May 2017Mayday Match 2017SneekermeerNED
12 May 2017Sailing Academy CupMoscow Region, Boltino, Yacht Club OreshkaRUS
13 May 2017Trasimeno Cup 2017Trasimeno Lake - Passignano Sul TrasimenoITA
13 May 2017At Sea Spring MatchSkogshem & Wijk, LindingoSWE
18 May 2017Komatek Cup 2017Ekaterinburg, Gubernskiy Yacht Club, KomatekRUS
19 May 2017The Skiathos Palace Cup - 2017 EditionSkiathosGRE
20 May 2017Gmunden Grand Prix - Austrian Tour 1Gmunden AUT
21 May 2017RYA National Match Racing Championships Qualifier 1Queen Mary Sailing Club, LondonGBR

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Apr 2017Campionato Zonale Meteor Match Race Desenzano del GardaITA
26 Aug 2017Racing Academy Cup, Polish Match Tour 2017Rybnik LakePOL
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